Your Slimming Essentials – The Weekly Pinch of Shopping 18.06
This week we’ve found some summery slimming essentials that we think you’ll LOVE, including Lucozade with fruity tropical vibes for the ultimate refreshing drink!
There’s also a colourful pink lemonade jelly that is just perfect for enjoying chilled while sitting in the sunshine.
We’ve spotted some thin cut steaks that are just waiting to be sizzled on the BBQ, or some spicy salmon skewers if you’d prefer something a little different.
Whichever you pick, why not add to a low carb wrap or serve with some of the stuffing mix we’ve found for an easy, slimming friendly lunch?
For a savoury snack, try the spicy new Walkers crisps that have just the right amount of heat.
Fancy something sweeter? How about cookie dough – but not as you know it… it’s a cookie dough flavoured yoghurt!
Or try mixing up your mornings with a Krave chocolate cereal bar that’s full of hazelnutty goodness and great for on the go snacking.
We’ve also included a rocky road pud that’s instantly recognisable from one of the most popular restaurant chains in the UK!
Aldi discounts a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables every fortnight, and we’ve also given you a handy reminder of the Super 6 week this week.
Please remember that all prices are correct at the time of us writing this article and so they should be used as a guide only.
Make sure that you make a note of your favourite products so that you can pick them up with your weekly shopping. Our second food planner is perfect for this as it will really help you to plan out your meals and keep track of exactly what you’re eating or need to buy.
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Muller Light Cookie Dough – 99 calories per pot
Cookie dough is one of the most popular sweet treats, and it’s easy to see why! It’s sweet, soft and works in so many desserts.
This new Muller Light Cookie Dough brings all the flavour of cookie dough and transforms it into a deliciously creamy yoghurt!
With rich dark chocolate sprinkles, this yoghurt feels really naughty and comes in at only 99 calories.
We like to enjoy it on its own for an after dinner pud, but you could use it in place of regular low fat yoghurt in overnight oats, or add a dollop on the side of a Chocolate Lava Mug Cake.
Most supermarkets stock this Muller Light Cookie Dough for around £2.25 per pack.
The Fishmonger 4 Boneless Salmon Skewers With Soy, Chilli & Lime – 112 calories per serving
Liven up a summer salad or light dinner with The Fishmonger 4 Boneless Salmon Skewers With Soy, Chilli & Lime!
The hint of spice and zesty flavours complement the salmon perfectly, and they’re sustainably sourced too.
Salmon is a great choice of lean protein, as it’s low in calories and full of healthy fats and vitamins.
The NHS recommends we eat one portion of oily fish per week to get all of the benefits, and these taste too good to pass by!
Serve with a pile of fresh salad and a drizzle of Sweet Chilli Sauce on a warm day, or even with Savoury Rice for a more substantial dinner.
Aldi sells The Fishmonger 4 Boneless Salmon Skewers With Soy, Chilli & Lime, and they’re priced at £2.99 per 4-pack.
Waitrose Pink Lemonade Jelly – 81 calories per serving
Bright and colourful, we think this Waitrose Pink Lemonade Jelly will cause a stir this summer.
With juicy raspberries and a ruby coloured jelly, this one tastes as good as it looks!
The jelly itself has a zesty lemony flavour that’s refreshing and sweet.
We’ve also spotted this jelly in a fruit salad flavour with pineapple chunks that reminds us of one of our fave childhood sweets.
Try a pot in our Peanut Butter and Jelly Pots for an extra burst of fruity flavour.
We’ve spotted this Waitrose Pink Lemonade Jelly on sale at £1.25 per pot
Paxo Veggie Fillers Sundried Tomato & Oregano Stuffing Mix – 98 calories per serving
From flavoured rice to leftover Chilli Con Carne, the possibilities are endless when stuffing peppers!
This Paxo Veggie Fillers Sundried Tomato & Oregano Stuffing Mix adds another option that’s perfect for keeping in the cupboard.
It takes only half an hour to transform this stuffing mix into a hot, hearty filling for peppers, mushrooms and even courgettes.
The herby tomato flavour works well with whatever veggies you choose.
Try sprinkling a little cheese on top and you have a quick and simple dinner that the whole family can enjoy!
If you’re looking for other ideas for stuffing vegetables, our Imam Biyaldi contains delish Mediterranean flavours.
Waitrose stocks this Paxo Veggie Fillers Sundried Tomato & Oregano Stuffing Mix for £1.49.
The box is enough to stuff three peppers.
Lucozade Energy Zero Tropical – 1.9 calories per 100ml
Looking for a refreshing boost of energy with a Tropical twist?
Lucozade Energy Zero Tropical is fizzy, fruity and free from sugar.
At just 1.9 calories per 100ml, this sparkling drink is the perfect summer beverage.
The flavour is tangy and sweet, and you get a buzz of energy from the caffeine.
Imagine sitting out in the sunshine sipping this ice cold from the fridge!
We love Tropical flavours! Have you tried our Pork Carnitas with Pineapple and Mango Salsa? So fresh and delicious.
Lucozade Energy Zero Tropical is available from Sainsbury’s, priced at £2.00 for 4x380ml bottles.
Krave Chocolate Hazelnut Stix – 98 calories each
Melt in the mouth chocolate in a crispy shell – what’s not to love?!
This on-the-go version of the popular cereal is a great snack or grab and go breakfast.
Krave Chocolate Hazelnut Stix are just 98 calories each and they’re perfect for the whole family.
With no artificial colours or flavours, these taste way more indulgent than they are.
The gooey filling will curb your chocolate cravings, with the biscuity outer shell giving that irresistible crunch!
If you can’t resist the chocolate and hazelnut combination, you’ll love our Nutella Baked Oats!
Krave Chocolate Hazelnut Stix are available from Iceland, priced at £1.50 for a pack of 5.
Tesco Thin Cut Beef Steaks – 148 calories per steak
These Thin Cut Beef Steaks are lean and low in fat, but big on flavour! Matured for 21 days, they’re so tasty and easy to cook.
Thinner than a regular steak, these are ideal for steak sandwiches and stir frys.
They can cook in minutes, so they make a great mid week dinner.
Lean beef is so versatile and makes a nice change from chicken!
At just 148 calories per steak, these taste like a treat but fit in perfectly with your healthy eating plan.
Why not try using these steaks for our Crispy Chilli Beef recipe? If you haven’t tried this yet you’ll love it!
Thin Cut Beef Steaks are available from Tesco, priced at £3.06 for a 395g pack.
Deli Kitchen Carb Lite Wraps – 251 calories per 100g
We love a wrap! So easy and so versatile, these Deli Kitchen Carb Lite Wraps are high in protein and low in carbohydrates – ideal if you’re trying to eat fewer carbs.
They’re deliciously light and soft, making them a great choice for easy lunches or dinners.
Full of fibre, there are loads of healthy recipes that you can serve with these wraps!
Load them up with salad, use them for fajitas – you could even use them as a low calorie pizza base!
Why not try them filled with cheesy goodness like in this Cheese and Onion Pasties recipe?
Deli Kitchen Carb Lite Wraps are available from Tesco, priced at £1.40 for a pack of 6.
Walkers Flamin Hot Multipack Crisps – 128 calories per pack
If you like your snacks to be spicy, you’re going to love these new Walkers Flamin Hot Crisps.
Designed for heat lovers, these tasty crisps deliver on flavour, with that unmistakable Walkers crunch!
At just 128 calories per pack, these are a slimming friendly treat!
Pop them in as part of your packed lunch or throw them in your bag for on-the-go snacking.
If you can’t resist spicy food we think you’ll enjoy this Spicy Sausage Pasta. Add as much chilli as you like to give it the perfect kick!
Walkers Flamin Hot Multipack Crisps are available from most supermarkets, priced at around £1.50 for a pack of 6.
TGI Fridays The Rocky Road – 269 calories per serving
Chocolate, marshmallows, sponge cake – this is the ultimate indulgent dessert.
If you fancy a treat this week, TGI Fridays The Rocky Road is a dream for those with a sweet tooth.
Based on the restaurant version, this luxurious pudding features a fluffy chocolate sponge loaded with all your favourite elements of rocky road.
Finished with a white chocolate flavour drizzle, it’s perfect for special occasions, but at 269 calories per serving it can be fitted into your healthy eating plan too!
If you’re looking for more chocolately inspiration, how about our gorgeous Chocolate Mousse? It’s silky smooth and just 114 calories per serving.
TGI Fridays The Rocky Road is available from Tesco, priced at £4.00.
NEW Aldi Super 6 Fruit and Veg Selection
We love Aldi’s selection of fresh fruit and veggies, and each fortnight they choose six of them for a special offer where you can pick them up for much less than the normal price.
Here’s our rundown of this fortnight’s selection and some meal inspiration to give you some ideas on how to make the most of the Super 6!
Jersey royals – 75 calories per 100g
Soft, buttery potatoes that can be cooked however you like! Boiled or baked, they make a delicious Potato Salad or a side to a main meal!
Salad tomatoes – 20 calories per 100g
These fresh and colourful salad tomatoes can be eaten as part of a fresh, crisp salad or finely chopped in a summer salsa like the one in our Halloumi Couscous Burgers with Salsa recipe.
Nectarines – 44 calories per 100g
A sweet and juicy addition to the fruit bowl, nectarines are a smaller, sweeter peach that is perfect for snacking.
Include a nectarine in a Festive Fruit Salad that can be enjoyed all year round!
Iceberg lettuce – 14 calories per 100g
Crispy, refreshing iceberg lettuce isn’t only for shredding in salads!
Try it in place of a burger bun or bread, or add to our Low Carb Chicken and Ham Wraps.
Kiwis – 61 calories per 100g
Whether you eat the skin or scoop the filling out with a spoon, kiwis make a delicious snack.
Cut into thin slices as an alternative to strawberries in our Sweet Souffle Omelette.
Peaches – 39 calories per 100g
It’s the best time of year for peaches! Have you ever tried them in a boozy dessert?
Try our Baked Amaretto Peaches with Meringue for a slimming friendly pud that’s light and sweet!
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